Scooter Board & Scooter Board UV Fabrication Tips

Cutting

Use a triple chip carbide tipped blade. The board must be held firm against the saw table to prevent chipping. Panel saws withhold downs work well.

Routing

Use a double fluted straight carbide tipped bit. Upward or downward spiral is not needed.

Drilling Holes

Use a solid backer underneath SB to prevent a blowout from the drill bit.

Swinging Signs

Hanging with an S hook use grommets in the holes.

Hand Lettering

Use 1 Shot lettering enamel for scooter board (Clean Scooter Board with 70% ethyl  alcohol first).
Mix 1 Shot with one of the following:

  • Turpentine
  • Penetrol & Turpentine
  • 6001 reducer
  • One Shot Hardener

*Scooter Board UV may react adversely to any harsh chemicals. Testing is necessary on the finish.

Gluing

Loctite’s MS 9360 (800-562-8483) offers excellent adhesion. Other Loctite products should be tested.

Spray Painting

Matthews Paints offers excellent adhesion direct on SB.
SBUV requires testing.

Edge coating for exterior applications

Recommended for 1/8”, 3/16” and ¼” in conditions having extreme humidity, salt air or chemical pollution. The edges must be protected on 1/2” Scooter Board. Some customers are using a Zinsser Bullseye 123 Primer water or oil base with good success. This is a quick drying product that can be top coated for extreme moisture resistance with exterior enamel.

Scooter Board UV is recommended for all UV printers.
Recommended Nazdar screening inks : 1800, 4000, 9600, S2 and 9700. Emulsions include IMS902.

Scooter Board is not recommended for Digital Printing.
Recommended Nazdar Screening inks: 59000, 9600, and 9700 with a 10% NB-80 catalyst. Also 1700 with a 5% NB-80 catalyst.

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One Response to “Scooter Board & Scooter Board UV Fabrication Tips”

  1. Phillip Bogle March 15, 2014 at 3:09 am #

    I am inquiring about your Scooter Board. Is it safe to cut with a laser? Has anyone tried it? Worried about out gassing of PVC. Any information is appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Phillip Bogle

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